Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) one of the largest civil defense firms in North Carolina, announced today that 17 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 edition. The firm also received 13 top rankings in the 2012 edition by having the largest number of attorneys listed in specific areas of law and/or geographic regions.

“To have this many attorneys nominated by their peers as practice area experts is indeed an honor for our firm,” said Dan Hartzog, managing partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP. “It is truly indicative of the quality attorneys we have put together here at CSH.”

The 17 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 edition include:

Raleigh Office

  • George B. Autry, Jr. for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Stephanie H. Autry for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  •  P. Collins Barwick III for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Richard T. Boyette for Mediation
  • Susan K. Burkhart for Insurance Law
  • Paul L. Cranfill for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • H. Lee Evans for Medical Malpractice Law
  • W. Scott Fuller for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Dan M. Hartzog for Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Municipal; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Kirk D. Kuhns for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • C. D. Taylor Pace for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Donna R. Rascoe for Education Law
  • Robert W. Sumner for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Robin H. Terry for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • David D. Ward for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 Charlotte Office

 Wilmington Office

  • John D. Martin for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The top rankings attributed to Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in specific areas of law and/or geographic regions include:

  • #1 ranking in North Carolina in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law with 2 attorneys
  • #1 ranking in North Carolina in Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers with 7 attorneys
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Education Law with 1 attorney *
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law with 2 attorneys
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Insurance Law with 1 attorney *
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Litigation – Municipal with 1 attorney
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Mediation with 1 attorney *
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Medical Malpractice Law with 1 attorney *
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants with 3 attorneys
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants with 1 attorney *
  • #1 ranking in Raleigh, NC in Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers with 6 attorneys
  • #1 ranking in Wilmington, NC in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants with 1 attorney
  • #1 ranking in Wilmington, NC in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants with 1 attorney *

(*) Denotes tie with 1 or more firm(s)

 About Best Lawyers

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

*For more information about Best Lawyers honors and methodology, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.